Book Review: Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik
Spinning Silver was the January choice for my work book club. And while I didn’t finish the novel in time for the meeting, I’m still going to write an evaluation here. Spoilers to come, and my overall verdict is 4/5 stars. Would recommend. Organization We’ll start with quasi-criticism. I wasn’t repulsed by the organization or…… Read more
The Gifts of Imperfection: A Chart!
I’ve been on a Brené Brown kick for the past several months. When I read The Gifts of Imperfection, I made a spreadsheet-graphic of the guideposts to wholehearted living. Read more
Writing a Novel with the Loose Draft
Today, let’s talk about loose drafting, a writing strategy that is a mix of plotting and pantsing. Read more
Brené Brown Meets the Sorting Hat Chats
I’ve been thinking about Hogwarts Sortings again recently, for two reasons. One, a little while ago a co-worker clued me in on the Sorting Hat Chats quiz. And two, I’m re-reading Braving the Wilderness as part of my work with Mormon Women for Ethical Government, and one of our discussions centered around our core values.… Read more